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What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans?

 Have you ever wondered what thedifference is between the political parties Democrats and Republicans? Thisvideo will explain some of the essential differences between the two. Logos. TheDemocrats represent themselves with the donkey logo which originated back in1828 during the presidential campaign ofDemocrat Andrew Jackson. Jackson decided to use this image of a strong-willedanimal on his campaign posters. The Republicans are represented by theelephant logo which originated during the Civil WarWhen the first Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected to the White House. Thephrase "Seeing the Elephant" was an expression used by soldiers. Ideals. TheDemocratic Party believes in a strong government in which the government has amore progressive approach to helping citizens of the United States.


They aretypically more liberal in their views on the rights of citizens. The RepublicanParty however pushes for a more limited and less controlling government. Theytake a more conservative approach to most rights of citizens. They promotecitizens individual rights to choose. The economy.Democrats push for a progressive taxation on citizens. This means that thehigher a person's income the higher their taxes should be, and the personthat receives a lower income should be taxed less. They believe that everyoneshould have a job that pays enough to raise family. Republicans support cuttingtaxes whenever possible without hurting the overall budget and the nation's debt.Republicans also support free market competition, entrepreneurship such asstarting your own business, and capitalism. They believe that everyAmerican deserves the right to own, invest, build, and prosper. Healthcare.Democrats support more federally funded health care programs.



During hispresidency Barack Obama began the federally funded health care programcalled Obamacare, which ensured all citizens with access to affordablehealth care. Democrats also want to ensure that all citizens can pay fortheir health care expenses. Republican support to keeps health care private.This means that citizens are given choices on the health care provider thatthey would like to use. Health care providers compete with each other toprovide affordable health care. Military. Democrats strongly believe that theproduction of nuclear material must stop. They would like to see that nuclearweapons worldwide be safeguarded, stating "We need to find it, catalog it, and lockit away." They would like to reduce the nation's budget on military defensespending and they believe that peace is achieved through worldwide relationshipbuilding with other nations.


The Republican Party believes that thekey to protecting America is maintaining a strong traditional military. Theybelieve that the country should have a strong and comprehensive defense system.Republican views on military are centered around the belief onstrengthening the military will build a safer world and a better guarantee forpeace. Gun control. Democrats support policiesthat restrict and monitor gun control. Generally, Democrats oppose the right tocarry concealed weapons in public places. Republicans want to limit the amount ofgun control restrictions. They strongly support the Second Amendment, the rightto bear arms as well as the right to carry concealed weapons in public places.Marriage. Democrats generally support same-sex marriage although Democratsremain largely divided on the issue as some only support civil unions between aman and a woman.



Republicans support the constitutional amendment to ban same-sexmarriage they strongly support civil unions between a man and a woman.Abortion. Democrats generally support a pro-choicepolicy which allows women to make their own choice when it comes to abortion.Republicans generally support a pro-life policy with an emphasis on promotingalternatives to abortion such as adoption. Immigration. Democrats do notpromote strict immigration restrictions this means that there are lessrestriction allowing it for immigrants from other countries to move to theUnited States. Republicans promote strict immigration restrictions. This means thatthey support close or tight borders as thorough tracking system for foreigntravelers. They support monitoring and regulating the amount of immigrantsmoving to the United States. Although Democrats and Republicansdiffer on their views and policies, they compromise and work together in theSenate and in Congress to pass laws that help to protect and serve the Americanpeople. Did you enjoy my video? Please like my video and subscribe to mychannel, Dan Zimmerman. Comment on any other topics you would like me to make avideo on. 

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